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Chagigah 11

CHAGIGAH 11 - sponsored by a donation from Heshy Follman of New York.

1) [line 1] B'GIZBAR HA'MESUROS LO - the treasurer in whose charge they are given
2) [line 4] SHENUYEI SHANYEI - he changed it
3) [line 7] SHE'HENICHAH AL PI ARUBAH - he placed it on top of an aperture/skylight in the roof

4) [line 13] NEGA'IM - the laws that pertain to Tzara'as on people (see Background to Moed Katan 7:12, and to Pesachim 75:2:b), garments (see Background to Shabbos 57:27) and houses (see Background to Moed Katan 7:19)

5) [line 13] OHALOS - the laws pertaining to Tum'as Mes (see Background to Sukah 20:5) and enclosures in which a corpse is found (see Background to Moed Katan 5:22)

6) [line 26] HOLACHAS HA'DAM
The offering of a Korban is comprised of four main actions. These four "Avodos" are Shechitah (slaughtering), Kabalah (collecting the blood of the Korban that will be cast on the Mizbe'ach), Holachah (carrying the blood towards the Mizbe'ach) and Zerikah (casting the blood on the Mizbe'ach).

7) [line 29] HOLACHAS EIVARIM LA'KEVESH - carrying the limbs of the Olah to the ramp of the Mizbe'ach

8) [line 36] ARBA'IM SE'AH (MEASUREMENTS OF VOLUME) 1 Eifah = 3 Se'in
1 Se'ah = 6 Kabim
1 Kav = 4 Lugim
1 Log = 6 Beitzim
1 Beitzah = approximately 0.0576 liters or 0.1 liters, depending upon the differing Halachic opinions
40 Se'ah = approximately 331.7 liters or 576 liters, depending upon the differing Halachic opinions

A Sheretz, even if it is only the size of an Adashah (lentil bean) is an Av ha'Tum'ah. It makes a person or object Tamei through Maga (contact). If a person becomes Tamei by touching a Sheretz, he can immediately go the Mikvah. After nightfall he becomes Tahor and may eat Terumah or Kodshim.

10) [line 40] (SHE'YAGI'A) [SHE'YIGA -- M. Kornfeld] - he will touch
11) [line 42] CHOMET - (O.F. limace) snail (RASHI); alt., a lizard or the skink, a lizard with small legs of which there are four varieties in the Holy Land

12) [line 43] ZANAV HA'LETA'AH - a lizard's tail


*****PEREK #2 EIN DORSHIN*****

13) [line 6] MA'ASEH BEREISHIS - (a) the hidden secrets of the creation of the world; (b) the forty-two letter Name of HaSh-m that is extrapolated from the first two verses of the Torah (RABEINU TAM, cited by TOSFOS)

14) [line 7] MERKAVAH - the hidden secrets of the Chariot of HaSh-m, as described by Yeshayah and Yechezkel

15) [line 9] RASUY LO - (a) if would have been better for him; (b) it would have been merciful for his sake; (c) a pity for him! He is as though he had not been born (Alternate Girsa'os -- *RA'UY* LO K'ILU LO BA LA'OLAM in the Mishnayos - he is looked upon as though he had not been born, and *RA'UY* LO *SHE'LO* BA LA'OLAM in the Tosefta and Dikdukei Sofrim #2 - it would have been better off for him had he not been born)

16) [line 31] MATZLI UDNEI LI'GEMARA - tilts his ear to listen to the teaching

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